It's a shame that this engrossing title has a glitchy, unreliable save function, a huge drawback on a device known for constant interruptions. Still, for a marathon gaming session on a long train ride, The Simpsons Arcade is far more "Woo-hoo!" than "D'oh!"
The animation is top-notch, there are some nice little minigames and events to break up the beat-'em-up action, and the controls are quite good. But Simpsons Arcade didn't have to be a trifle. With some multiplayer and extra playable characters, it could have had real staying power.
Good fun, but it's short-lived in the extreme. While £2.99 might not seem much, other App Store games offer far better value for money, making it feel like you're paying a slight premium for the license.
SummaryMMM…CLASSIC ARCADE GAME ACTION! Get ready for doughnut-chasing daredeviltry on iPhone® and iPod touch®. Join Homer on a hilarious chase through Springfield in drooling pursuit of frosted fried dough. Clueless and hungry, he has no idea that his desired doughnut is the key to a devious scheme hatched by sinister Springfiel...